The Address

The Address

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Aired: 2014-04-15 04:00:00 2:00 Rating: NR

Greenwood School in Vermont holds a contest every year: reciting the Gettysburg Address

The Address: A Film by Ken Burns About the Show

The Address, a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns, aired on PBS in the spring of 2014. The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to practice, memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address. | Official Website

 

The Address is a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington, DC and is directed by Ken Burns.

Funding provided by Bank of America, the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, Public Broadcasting Service, and members of The Better Angels Society, including The Pfeil Foundation and Robert & Beverly Grappone.

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